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The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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Scientists find natural but elusive blood pressure sensor

August 4, 2021

A team the University of Virginia School of Medicine, a part of UVA Health Systems (UVA Health) have finally detected the location of cellular sensors that detect and respond to subtle changes in blood pressure – the natural barometers, or “baroreceptors,” exist in specialised kidney cells called renin cells; they are responsible for the release […]

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Some hypertension medicines may reduce memory loss in older adults

June 23, 2021

Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medicines for hypertension that cross the blood-brain barrier were noticed to have better memory recall compared to those taking medicines that do not, according to researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The medicines include angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers and diuretics which […]

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Diabetes, hypertension medication found to be effective against cancer cells

December 30, 2016

A team of researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland has found that a combination of a diabetes drug and an antihypertensive medication is effective in fighting cancer cells. The most widely prescribed drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, metformin, also displays anti-cancer properties aside from its blood sugar […]

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Qualcomm provides 3G-enabled home BP systems for Japanese disaster victims

June 12, 2012

JAPAN –  Qualcomm Inc., through its Wireless Reach initiative has announced the provision of 200 sets of 3G enabled home blood pressure management systems to patients living in disaster areas of Iwate Prefecture with Medical Platform Asia. These devices allow doctors to remotely monitor isolated patients living in temporary housing, provide them with timely treatment […]

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Takeda Unveils New Drug For Hypertension

June 4, 2012

JAPAN –  Takeda Pharmaceutical has launched its latest treatment for hypertension called Azilva, which is to be orally taken once-daily. Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that lowers blood pressure by blocking the action of angiotensin II, a vasopressor hormone. Azilva tablet is available in 20 mg and 40 mg. […]

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